PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism

PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism

The PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism is an interdisciplinary and research-focused networking platform for PhD students aiming to strengthen collaboration between relevant PhD programmes associated with health and science faculties at universities across Denmark and accordingly providing a better and wider range of PhD courses, summer schools, workshops and seminars. 

Background

The PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism originates from the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism. The PhD Network is managed by the Education Committee of the Danish Diabetes Academy and is a joint venture between relevant PhD programmes (or relevant representatives) from the following PhD schools at Danish universities:
  • Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark

  • Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark

  • Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

  • Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University

  • Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University

  • Dept. of Science, Systems and Models, Roskilde University

  • Division of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark 

Please note that if you apply for PhD enrolment at a university that requires documentation for acceptance of affiliation with a relevant PhD programme offered by the university in question, you need to send a request (with your project abstract or PhD protocol attached) to the head of the respective PhD programme in order to receive this acceptance. 


The following PhD programmes are affiliated with the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism:
 

PHD PROGRAMME OF DIABETES AND METABOLISM (formerly known as the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism)
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark
Head: Dorte Møller Jensen, dorte.moeller.jensen@rsyd.dk  

PHD PROGRAMME OF BASIC METABOLIC RESEARCH
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Head: Torben Hansen, torben.hansen@sund.ku.dk  

PHD PROGRAMME OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM
Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University
Head: Jan Frystyk, frystyk@clin.au.dk 

History

The PhD Network originates from the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism, which has the following history:

2003

The PhD Graduate School of Metabolism was established in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science at the University of Southern Denmark

2007

The PhD Graduate School of Metabolism changed its name to the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism due to a new collaboration with the Cluster for Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

2011

A new collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University was established

2013

The Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism changed its name to the PhD programme of Diabetes and Metabolism and became part of the Danish Diabetes Academy and its PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism

Below you can read the scientific report to the Novo Nordisk Foundation (in Danish) about the activities and outcome of the former PhD network - the Danish PhD School of Molecular Metabolism: 

Objectives

The main objectives of the PhD Network of Diabetes and Metabolism are to:
  • Train PhD students in theoretic and practical methods in the field of molecular metabolism, i.e. genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics

  • Train PhD students in using these methods in the field of cell biology and for clinical application, especially in relation to type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome

  • Provide a better and wider range of PhD courses, summer schools, workshops and seminars targeted PhD students within diabetes related research

  • Stimulate "translational research" by assuring that more PhD projects stretch from "molecule to sick bed"

  • Strengthen collaboration between university research, public sector research and industrial research

  • Build up a national and international network between leading researchers in the field of diabetes and metabolism